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The Effect of Technological Paradigm Shifts on Established Educational Technologies: A Case Study of Audiographics
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, Southern Cross University, Australia ; , NanyangTechnological University, Singapore

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Seattle, WA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-35-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Audiographics technologies enjoyed a period of relatively widespread use and progressive refinement in the early to mid 1990's. Their growth and development was however paralleled by the growth and development of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Since the mid 1990s the functionality and appeal of collaborative Web-based tools has slowly gained favour amongst educators with the consequence that they have began to replace the more specialised functionality of established audiographics programs such as Electronic Classroom ® with the more diversified and increasing sophisticated Web-based programs. The low speed and poor reliability of phone line connections and congested Internet service lines are factors that can still give audiographics programs the edge in some non-metropolitan and remote areas. The results of a telephone survey of Electronic Classroom ® users indicates that audiographics use has at best stabilised and at worst is in decline in the face of an ever increasing array of Web-based collaborative tools. The detailed comments of Electronic Classroom ® users in relation to the decision abandon audiographics and move to another educational technologies will be presented as part of the conference presentation.

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Ellis, A. & Debreceny, R. (1999). The Effect of Technological Paradigm Shifts on Established Educational Technologies: A Case Study of Audiographics. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1163-1168). Seattle, WA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .

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